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Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour


about 7 dozen

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
We served this scrumptious dish at our wedding. It went over so well that it’s been served at other weddings and family functions, and the requests keep coming! —Stefany Blevins, Portsmouth, Ohio
Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place in 3 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes.
  2. Combine the sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 325° until meat is no longer pink, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 61 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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